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J Clin Ethics. 2013 Summer;24(2):83-90.

Why careproviders may conclude that treating a patient is futile.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Abstract

I shall examine one way that careproviders may come to judgments of "futility" in cases that are less than clearcut, in the hope that, if such judgment is unwarranted, it may be avoided.

PMID:
23923807
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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